In Profile : Tony Cranstoun

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This Thursday see the latest in our In Conversation events and the first get together of 2014. This time we are delighted to welcom BAFTA and ACE winning editor Tony Cranstoun. One of the leading cutters operating in Ireland and the UK.

Here’s Tony talking about editing

and a longer audio piece for the SDGI

Tony’s list of credits is extensive and mightly impressive and in advance of Thursday event we are going to give a little flavour of just some of the stuff Tony was worked on.

FEATURE FILMS

I GIVE IT A YEAR

Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren’t convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?
Directed by Dan Mazer

DEATH OF A SUPERHERO

A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon

THE BASS PLAYER
From the depths of suicide and depression to the heights of new beginnings, marriage proposals, and homecomings. The Bass Player explores Niall McKay’s relationship with his Jazz musician father, Jim, who in the 1970’s raised his two young sons on his own in Dublin. This film questions what is means to be a son, a husband and a father.

PERRIERS BOUNTY

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.
Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon

A FILM WITH ME IN IT

A broke, jobless actor and a broke, jobless screenwriter set out to make a movie and then find that life starts imitating art.
Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon

MR BEANS HOLIDAY

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN’S APOCALYPSE

The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

TV DRAMA

AMBER

The disappearance of 14-year-old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family will go through unimaginable pressures. What happened to Amber?

WHEN HARVEY MET BOB

Part 2Part 3
In October 1984, rock musician Bob Geldof is appalled by the misery of starving Ethiopians as seen on television and persuades his pop musician friends to record the million-selling charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’. Bob goes to Ethiopia and, horrified at the scale of the famine, plans a global rock concert to be staged simultaneously in England and America the next summer. He brings in hard-headed rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith who provides a realistic anchor to Bob’s idealistic wish-list of performers. Preparations are fraught with arguments, and Bob is especially disappointed not to secure Bruce Springsteen, in anticipation of whose services he postponed the event. After addressing his old school, where he was less than academically bright but hopes to inspire the students, and with five days before the big event, Bob gets involved with the complicated matter of financial logistics and organizing international broadcasts but gets Prince Charles and Princess Diana to attend simply by asking them. Finally the day of the concerts arrives and, as Paul McCartney sings ‘Let it Be’, Harvey and Bob know that they have triumphed. The show over, the two men sit alone to reflect on matters.

QUEER AS FOLK

Controversial Drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, and also 15 year old Nathan who is in love with Stuart

CRACKER
An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

(1995) Ep 3.2 – “Best Boys”

“Bill Preece (John Simm) is a runaway from a childcare facility who finds work in a local factory. He has no place to stay so the foreman, Stuart Grady (Liam Cunningham), offers him his sofa for a night.

A dispute with the landlady leads to her being killed and Bill soon drags his new friend into a spiral of crime. He especially wants to exact revenge against those he feels treated him badly as a foster child.

Fitz (Robbie Coltrane) soon realizes that two people are committing the murders, though he believes the perpetrators to be a man and a woman..

THE FORSYTHE SAGA

Before the Bradys, the Carringtons, the Ewings, the Forresters, the Abbots, there were…. the Forsytes. A highly charged miniseries at the turn of the century London that follows the intrigues and scandals of a landed middle class family… and the one woman who will turn their world upside-down.

Soames Forsyte, a landed lawyer and a man of property is immediately smitten with the penniless pianist Irene Heron and determines to marry her. Initially reluctant, Irene is eventually pressured by her stepmother into accepting but it does not take her long to realize that her artistic temperament does not suit with her husband’s possessive nature. After four years of unhappy marriage, her only comfort is her husband’s cousin June Forsyte, a vivacious and free-spirited individual engaged to Philip Boissiney, a rising architect. But when Boissiney finds himself drawn to Irene’s quiet, enigmatic grace and she to him, things will never be the same… A man of property is always sensitive to the dignity of his own position and Soames will never relinquish what he once possessed.

TV COMEDY

THE ROYLE FAMILY

A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

HIM & HER

An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s.

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